1ft Fuji Cherry Tree | 9cm Pot | Prunus 'Kojo-no-Mai'

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1ft Fuji Cherry Tree | 9cm Pot | Prunus 'Kojo-no-Mai'
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1ft Fuji Cherry Tree | 9cm Pot | Prunus 'Kojo-no-Mai'
Fuji Cherry Tree - 9cm Pot Prunus 'Kojo-no-Mai'

Prunus incisa 'Kojo-no-mai is' a fantastic dwarf flowering cherry tree that boasts a profusion of wonderful white flowers on a complex network of zig-zagging branches.

This small tree signals the start of spring as it bursts into life at the end of winter with the bright flowers staying impressive until at least April. New foliage has a bronzed tinge which darkens to a vivid orange colour in the autumn, providing outstanding seasonal interest.

Kojo-no-mai thrives in well-drained soil, in sun or partial shade and will only grow to an estimated height and spread of about 2.0 x 2.0 metres. This dwarf Cherry can be container grown making it the perfect patio tree and also takes well to a hard prune, allowing you to keep the shape smaller, neater and tidier.

This particular tree is provided in a 9cm pot and is of good size already with bushy growth.


Characteristics
  • Arrives as: 9cm Pot
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 20-40cm
  • Eventual Growth Height: 1-2.5m
  • Eventual Spread: 1-2.5m
  • Rate of Growth: 20-50 years
  • Habit: Bushy
  • Flower Colour: Pink/White
  • Flowering Period: Mar-Apr
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Planting Period: All Year
  • Evergreen/ Deciduous: Deciduous
  • Hardiness: Fully Hardy
  • Prefered Position: Full Sun
  • Prefered soil type: All
  • Moisture Requirements: Well-drained
  • Exposure: Sheltered/Exposed
  • Wildlife Friendly: Yes
  • Scented: No

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
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  • All-purpose Liquid Seaweed Stimulant by Empathy - 1L
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

Primrose Guides

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Magical Spring Blossoms

For most people the number one attraction of the flowering cherry tree is the short lived but totally spell-binding display of blossoms which, for many, epitomises effervescence and wonder of spring. The Fuji cherry is no exception. At the end of winter it bursts into life when the red buds on the tree open to reveal gorgeous white flowers with a hint of the palest pink. Theses flowers last longer than those on other cherry blossom trees appearing at the end of winter and remaining until at least April.

Fiery Autumn Colour

The spring display of cherry trees always steals the limelight. But this is not a tree for just one season. After the blossom has appeared in spring new foliage appears. The leaves are long and initially a pale green with a bronze tint. However, they change to become a much deeper green as they mature. This changes again in the autumn when the 'Kojo-no-mai' puts on a stunning, colourful display with fiery orange and red leaves giving it a long season of interest in the garden and easily rivalling the dramatic spring blossom.

Compact Shape

For those of you who are in search of a traditional cherry tree shape I would reccomend the Prunus Kanzan. But for something smaller and slightly different look no further. With its compact, rounded and slightly spreading habit, the 'Kojo-no-mai' makes a perfect small garden or patio tree. It would look brilliant grown in a container and would also make an excellent feature plant for a shrub or mixed border.

Planting and Care

Suited to almost all well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 4.5 and 7.5 in a sheltered, full sun or partial shade location. Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established. Autumn is the best season for planting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems. Keep a planting distance of at least 4-6 metres.

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertiliser in spring in order to promote healthy growth. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.

For more information about how to plant and care for your flowering cherry tree or if you have any further questions please click here to see our guides.

History Of Cherry Blossom Trees

Cherry blossom trees are a popular ornamental tree which are known for their beauty and grown for their flowers rather than their fruit. However, even though the fruit is too small and tart for humans it is very popular with birds. Most of the varieties of this tree originated in Japan where they have held an important place in Japanese culture for hundreds of years. In fact the cherry blossom tree, which is known as sakura in Japan, is the country’s national flower. There is a custom called ‘hanami’ in Japan which means ‘flower viewing’ where people will gather to look at the flowering trees. Originally it was said to be a custom introduced by the Emperor and members of the Imperial Palace but has since become popular tradition in wider Japanese society. People will gather for a party or picnic under the trees when they are in full bloom.

How to Plant a Potted Tree

A containerised tree can be planted at any point during the year unlike a bare root one. As long as the ground that it is planted in is not frozen or waterlogged the tree should be able to establish itself in any season. When planting your tree make sure that it has been watered and that it is in a suitable position where it can recieve plenty of sunshine and shelter from cold winds. For more information about planting your containerised tree please click here to see our guides.

 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 3.0/5 (2 reviews)

Rating: 1/5

"Very poor looking specimen"

Reviewed Saturday, 15 September 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Very cute small tree. Arrived in excellent condition."

Reviewed Wednesday, 5 September 2018

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